Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Excel Opening in read only (1 user, 1 network share folder)

27 Jun 2017   #1
lwoods

Windows 7 64 bit (mostly Win 7 Pro)
 
 
Excel Opening in read only (1 user, 1 network share folder)

I have one PC that the user opens a shortcut on the desktop to a network share and as of yesterday morning all of the excel files are opening in read only mode. All other excel files both local and network open fine. If I log onto that PC I can open those same files in edit mode. I have checked the shares on the server and there is no lock on them. They have been working fine for months, this just started yesterday morning. It is just the excel files in one network share. All other excel files in network shares on the same server open in edit mode


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
27 Jun 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi Iwoods, welcome to the Forum.

Have you checked where the shortcut is looking for the file. Right Click on the shortcut & the drop down menu should list File Location, which you can click on to see where the file is located. If it can't find the File Location, try re-establishing the shortcut with a new one based on the correct file location.

Also check the User Profile to be sure they have the necessary authority to access the file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jun 2017   #3
lwoods

Windows 7 64 bit (mostly Win 7 Pro)
 
 

Thank You, Yes I did check the short cut, the file opens but in read only mode. The user has full control over the share, the folder and all of its contents
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Jun 2017   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

This MS website might help you, or if not give you some areas to check on.

Excel files or word opened as read only in network share
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Excel Opening in read only (1 user, 1 network share folder)




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Network Folder and Excel Sharing with read only issues
My office has a shared network folder with shared excel spreadsheets used by multiple persons at the same time. We have always had slow connectivity, but after moving the shared folder to another network server (in another city) we are having major issues, to name a few: 1-Read only pops up all...
Network & Sharing
Issue Saving Microsoft Excel file on Network Share
So, I have an interesting issue that I cannot solve. I have a Microsoft Excel 2010 file created by User A. User A has full permissions to the file. User A has created the document and saved it onto a network share folder. User B also has Microsoft Excel 2010 and can access the network share and...
Network & Sharing
All excel files opening in read only mode in Windows 7
in windows 7, when i open any excel file from any folder (network & desktop both), it opens as read only.. but when i open the excel file by going to open option in the Menu Bar in MS Excel, it opens correctly.. but that takes hell lot of time everytime i wanna open a excel file.. :mad: can...
Microsoft Office
excel opening as read only
i have a weird issue...i open an excel worksheet (both from the server and from desktop) and every now and then they open as read only and i've worked on them in the past. when this happens i have to reboot my laptop and the problem is gone. This happens very randomly...has anybody had this issue...
Microsoft Office
Win 7 7000, and Network Share with Excel file
I had some issues with Excel working over a Network share and i would have to wait for like 2 - 3 minutes for the file to become usable. has anyone else had this issue?
Microsoft Office


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App